Skip to comments.Bush Stumps for Sekula-Gibbs in Sugar Land (TX CD-22)
Posted on 10/30/2006 7:12:24 PM PST by anymouse
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Add your reports here also if you would......
2,000? Local TV news at 5PM said 7,300. Hmmm.
If it was only 2,000 it sure was a noisey 2,000. The hanger was pretty full for 2 o'clock to 6:00 and I didn't see anyone leave. I noticed at the end - minimual cleanup required.
Oh, great. And no doubt if they get one letter wrong it will be thrown out.
What ever happened to "voter intent" with the hanging chads?
Oh, yeah - I don't disagree on that. Nice rally, but bigger is better, especially if it's the truth.
We're hoping "Gibbs" will count as a vote, since none of the other possible write-ins could be confused with that - however, it's still a matter of interpretation of the "voter's intent" - and you know how that goes sometimes.
The exact rule is vague, in that it doesn't tell us which variants of her name will be acceptable, or even specifically whether "Gibbs" alone will count.
She was Sekula even when she was married to Sylvan Rodriguez, well-liked local TV anchor who fought a very public and very valiant battle against cancer - which was what brought her to the public eye initially.
After he died, she got into politics and has remarried. She is a doctor and was well known to patients by the Sekula name, so has to keep it out front for recognition.
"Shelley Gibbs" doesn't instantly bring her to mind like Sekula does, relating to her medical practice and her name as Sylvan's wife.
If she gets in, she can have it written out on the ballot next time around.
I just knew we could find a way to make this harder. So find a write-in candidate with three names. You can just imagine the Harris County registrars office deciding that they don't want to count the write-in ballots which say "Gibbs" or "Sheila" or "Sekula" but rather the ones which say "Sheila Sekula-Gibbs" exclusively. Harris county, no run by the GOP, could be our next Palm Beach county hand recount nightmare.
It seems a little unfair to make it so difficult to be a writein candidate--having to turn the dial for all 18 letters. They should come up with a keyboard for the machines. If the lady was a Dem, they would have already won the suit requiring the keyboards.
If she were a Dem and it were any other county than Fort Bend, they would just have her name as the default when you mark "X".
President Bush, right, joins Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, center, R- Texas, and Republican congressional candidate Shelley Sekula-Gibbs, left, during a get-out-the-vote rally Monday, Oct. 30, 2006 in Sugar Land, Texas.
Sekula-Gibbs is running against Democrat Nick Lampson for the congressional seat vacated by former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay
No, because of the special election.
If they vote for her in that, the intention will be clear on whom they were voting for.
The Special election is what is going to make the difference and very difficult for the Democrats to contend against.
Also, her name is on a piece of paper with write-in candidates in every booth, so it is not hard to spell it.
She is going to win this race, no one wants Lampson to steal this seat.
I really get weary hearing from the MSM how hard a write-in is.
Most write-in candidates are marginal protest votes.
Shelly is the Republican Party representive.
Lampson's only hope is for a division of votes and they are sending out literature with the hope that Republicans will vote for another Republican candidate.
I was seated a couple of rows behind TX Rep. Charlie Howard, seen here behind Dr. Shelley, Sen. Kay Bailey and President Bush.
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